Terracotta Grinder; India’s interim government of 1946; Tibetan Democracy Day; Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE); 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Male Declaration; 4th South Asian Speakers’ Summit; What is Interpol? General assembly of Interpol; Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB); Subhash Chandra Garg Committee; World’s most advanced attack helicopter ‘Apache’; Who is a Professor Emeritus? Scheme of Emeritus Fellowship; Lignin-based nanocomposite; Joint Naval Annual Quality Conclave (JNAQC); Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature); Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); 2nd ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX); Nine-dash line; Qutub Minar; Quutb Complex;
Fly Ash; What is Panglossian? Interplanetary shocks; Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS); Magnetic reconnection; Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR); Chandrayaan-2; Bunker museum; ‘Pretomanid’; XDR-TB and Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); Drug Resistance; Van Mahotsava; Sericin – A Silk protein; Muga silkworms; Ash Track App; National Workshop Cum Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation; ‘Quality Unknown- The Invisible Water Crisis’ report; Baltic states; Location of Lithuania; Location of Latvia; Location of Estonia; etc.
Why India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August? Bone substitutes from eggshells; Operation Number Plate; One-time partial credit guarantee schemes to PSBs; What is Asset–liability mismatch? ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ scheme; Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization; What is a ‘negative’ interest? How does negative rate policy work? What happened during Gulf War? How was India involved? Haryana Administrative Tribunal; RBI’s framework for regulatory sandbox; What is regulatory sandbox (RS)? FinTech (Financial technology) Services in India; Boko Haram; Location of Nigeria; Palani panchamirtham; ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI)
Bharat Ratna Awards; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); FAME II scheme; National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020; National Medical Commission Bill, 2019; Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme; e-Rozgar Samachar; Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards; Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP); Asian Development Bank (ADB); ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive; Jal Shakti Abhiyan; Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices report; World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA); Biodegradable ‘plastic’ from cactus juice
‘Honour Killing’; Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill, 2019; Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019; Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019; Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019; Kosi-Mechi river interlining project; River Kosi; Article 370; Mission Shakti sports initiative; 65th Foundation Day of Lalit Kala Akademi; etc.
Changthangi or Pashmina goat; World Breastfeeding Week; World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA); Importance of breast feeding; MAA programme; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)” programme; Bharat Stage (BS) norms; Difference between BS-IV and the new BS-VI; Scheme of Institutions of Eminence; Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019; Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); POCSO amendment bill; Hyperloop transportation system; National Housing Bank (NHB); IMMUVAC and VPM1002; etc.
Kargil Vijay Diwas; Indian Territorial Army; Civil Defence Volunteer Scheme; Global Innovation Index 2019; National Data Quality Forum (NDQF); AP Employment of Local Candidates in Industries and Factories Bill, 2019; Solar rooftop; New species of vine snake; CARE4U App; Van Dhan Scheme; Van Dhan Vikas Kendras initiative; Minor Forest Produce (MFP); Vande Bharat Express; Underwater Military Museum; Location of Jordan; etc.
Lal Bahadur Shashtri;UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites; Endangered sites; India’s world heritage sites; Generic medicines; ‘Branded generics’; $5-trillion economy for India by 2024; Zero-budget farming; BIRAC-SRISTI awards; Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC); Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI); Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); Operation ‘Sudarshan’; Mangdechhu Hydro project; etc.
Council of Europe; One Stop Center Scheme; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban); Resilient Kerala Programme; World Bank’s Development Policy Operations (DPO); Van Dhan Scheme; Van Dhan Vikas Kendras initiative; Forests Rights Act (FRA),2006; Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP).; Article 370; Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill; National Mission for Natural Language Translation; PM-STIAC (Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Advisory Council); Minimum support price (MSP); “Grievance Against Misleading Advertisements” (GAMA); Go Tribal Campaign; Loktantra Senanis; International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Budapest Convention; Location of Crimea; etc.
Statue of Ranjit Singh; Group of Twenty (G20); What is Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS)? What is Depot Online System (DOS)? National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013; Electoral bonds; Electoral Bonds; Jal Shakti Abhiyan; Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Atal Tinkering Labs; Food fortification; Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018; Rice Fortification; International Seed Testing Association (ISTA); Kobe; Hyogo Prefecture; TrackChild Portal; Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT); #IBelong Campaign; SMART survey; etc.
Financial Action Task Force (FATF); What are the Common Services Centers (CSCs)? CSC 2.0 scheme; National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC); ‘National Freight Index’; Removal of Judges; DD Free Dish; Flood atlas; Centrally-controlled Air Traffic Flow Management (C-AFTM) system; Ocean Cleanup Project; Arogyapacha genome; Location of Mauritania; etc.
Namma Kolhapuri chappal; National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB); Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC); Geographical Indication (GI) tag; ‘Back to village’ programme; Summer solstice; Winter Solstice; Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP); Varunastra; Operation Sankalp; International Yoga Day 2019; ‘Raavana-1’; Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989; etc.
World Organization of Animal Health; RADARSAT satellite; Juneteenth; Sahitya Akademi; Bal Sahitya Purskar; Yuva Puraskar; Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF); World Day to Combat Desertification; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); What is a Dead Zone? What is Eutrophication? Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP); Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI); Impatiens balsamina; World’s highest operating weather station; Mount Everest; 13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day; etc.